A wrongful death lawsuit will be filed soon in the case of a 9-year-old boy who died after swimming in a Stillwater Lake.
The future of Lily Lake is up in the air after a young boy died from a parasitic amoeba. Nine-year-old Jack Ariola Erenberg died earlier this month. His death came two years after Stillwater child, Anne Bahneman, died from contracting a similar amoeba in Lily Lake.
It’s an amoeba not normally found in Minnesota lakes. It’s more common in the south, where it’s warmer. But it’s blamed by Minnesota health investigators for the death of a 9-year-old boy, who went swimming in a Stillwater lake.
They’ve been in the hearts and prayers of thousands around the Twin Cities and on Thursday, the father of the little boy who died from amoebic meningitis, is sharing memories of his best friend.
A Twin Cities lake is closed Wednesday while officials investigate a boy’s death. The Health Department says he likely died from a rare brain infection called amoebic meningitis.
The Health Department is investigating after a suspected amebic infection killed a 9-year-old boy who had gone swimming in warm Washington County lakes.